“Altared is a must-read for younger Christians hungering for a pragmatic, biblically wealthy tackle love and marriage within the twenty-first century.”
—Katelyn Beaty, editor, Christianity this day magazine, Her.meneutics
Mar•riage-hap•py \mar´-ij-hap´e¯\ adj 1: Having an inordinate preoccupation with marital goals, occasionally on the price of different Christian priorities, regularly noticeable in evangelicals. 2: A giddiness stemming from all issues with regards to marriage.
In the frenzied pursuit of romance, Christians occasionally lose sight of the best commandments: to like God and to like others. Distracted through marriage ceremony bells and exuberant hopes for a happily-ever-after, Christians usually fail to remember the larger imaginative and prescient of Christ’s name to love.
What if God is much less labored up approximately marriage than we are?
With honesty and perception, Claire and Eli ask us to shift our pondering clear of marriage or singleness and towards love and discipleship.
Drawing from luminaries like Augustine, the desolate tract Fathers, and Bonhoeffer, they invite you to hitch their real-life exploration of affection as they convincingly display why a love for God and for one’s neighbor are to be our best priorities, no matter if we're unmarried or married
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Additional info for Altared: The True Story of a She, a He, and How They Both Got Too Worked Up About We
It is about our growing understanding that God’s plan includes more than hearts and flowers and a happy ending with rice flying in the air above a tuxedo and a white dress. This is not a book about marriage or singleness; this is a book about love. It began with a piece of fan mail. An editor at a magazine I wrote for forwarded me this e-mail. Hello! Does anyone have contact info for Claire? I was just rereading her excellent piece and wanted to contact her about it. Thanks, Eli JD Candidate The University of Chicago Law School October always renews a sense of novelty to New York.
So I prayed that God would give me the desire to marry my boyfriend. ” Or even “Lord, I want to obey. ” Not getting married wasn’t even on my radar. It wasn’t a matter of faith but of logic. God wanted marriage for me and had put this candidate in my life. Therefore, marrying him was inevitable. There was almost a pristine absurdity to my agonized prayer, but it all made sense in the Marriage Dome. And all that agonizing happened in the first month of the relationship, a relationship that lasted maybe, oh, three months.
It began with a piece of fan mail. An editor at a magazine I wrote for forwarded me this e-mail. Hello! Does anyone have contact info for Claire? I was just rereading her excellent piece and wanted to contact her about it. Thanks, Eli JD Candidate The University of Chicago Law School October always renews a sense of novelty to New York. Summer’s heat evaporates into the chilly autumn air. The spectral reds and oranges of Central Park trim Fifth Avenue with elegance. And the relief of a new start is seen in the sunburnt faces of the city dwellers.
Altared: The True Story of a She, a He, and How They Both Got Too Worked Up About We by Claire